Hannah Crawford is a first year Child and Youth Care student at Algonquin College in Ottawa. This program teaches students how to help troubled, or struggling youth get back to their right track. Hannah also graduated from Willis College in Ottawa in 2016. Here, she took Addictions and Community Service Worker and intends to complete this program to further her knowledge for the best approach at working with others.
Throughout these programs, there have been interactive assignments or activities that offer a practical way of applying concepts. For example, in the Child Development course students were required to oversee a childcare environment and describe their learning (social, emotional, cognitive, motor). With Adolescent Development students were required to “raise” a virtual teenager, using the skills learned in each lesson to try and have a child that graduates high school, and didn’t end up in jail. Through Willis College, I got practical experience in the field by completing placement hours at the Rape Crisis Centre. This allowed me to learn counselling styles from other people in the field of helping, and exercise administrative strengths in Microsoft Office.
Attached is Hannah’s Linkedin account, listing in detail the courses completed.